Survey Data

Reg No

14321003


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

House


In Use As

House


Date

1870 - 1910


Coordinates

304768, 268432


Date Recorded

17/06/2002


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced five-bay two-storey house, built c.1890, now also in use as shop. Pitched slate roof with red brick chimneystacks. Rendered walls with sawtooth eaves course and render quoins. Render architraves to window openings. Timber panelled door and overlight set in render architrave. Vitrolite and chrome shopfront, c.1960, with a recessed door opening flanked by display windows.

Appraisal

Duignan's shop is an example of the traditional form of mixed residential and retail accommodation, once found all over Ireland, but is now becoming increasingly rare. The regular form of the building is enhanced by interesting features such as the eaves course and render detailing. The shopfront is an excellent example of mid twentieth-century design. The materials employed in its construction, such as Vitrolite which is no longer produced in Ireland, are also typical of the mid twentieth century.